NEW YORK (Jun. 13)
Chief Rabbi Dr. Israel Brodie of Great Britain arrived here today from London to address the annual national dinner of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America, the representative body of about 3,000 Orthodox synagogues. This is his first visit to the United States.
In a statement upon his arrival, Dr. Brodie said. “My prime purpose in coming here is to forge closer links between the Jewish communities in the free and democratic English-speaking world and, especially to help to ensure that we take full advantage of the climate of political and cultural freedom in which we live, in order to deepen our faith and religious practice and to cherish and uphold the ancient Jewish heritage which has also been the dominant influence in Western civilization as a whole.”